I have a couple of sites blocked in the hosts file. But having created some html-files locally using iframes I found that those sites could be reached through those pages even though my hosts-file have them blocked.
What can be going on?
To explain. In the hosts file I redirect 127.0.0.1 site.now and 127.0.0.1 www.site.now
In a local file
iframe.html there is
<iframe src="https://www.site.now/" name="iframe" width="500" marginwidth="10" height="500" marginheight="10" scrolling="auto"> </iframe>
and through this iframe i can reach site.now but not if I open that site directly in the browser. What makes the web browser ignore the hosts file when directed through an iframe, while using the hosts file when using address field directly?
Is the error with the OS (xubuntu) or with the web browser (firefox) - where in the code?
In an earlier question I got a clarification between the hosts file and the host.deny which is not the question here.